This past week the puppies were introduced to “mush” to help Selah out with feeding since their teeth have erupted. It is taking some time to get them used eating from a bowl, but they do know that this new food tastes good and will lick it off our fingers for now. We will continue to work on eating from a bowl, and they are sure to pick it up in no time. The mush is a blended version of puppy food, probiotics, pumpkin, and goat’s milk.
I’ve also been adding each day “novelty” items (unassuming and gentle) into their whelping box for exposure and awareness. These pups live in our front dining room, so they also hear the daily sounds of a full and busy household.
Curriculum & Care: Today I began the 5 day process of deworming the pups (& mom!) to begin protection against potential parasites and I will continue daily exposure activities with different items such as bubble wrap, stuffed toys/ropes/etc., and even balance boards. I’ll also continue the 10 daily handling exercises and sound exposure and increase their “mush” feedings to 2-3 times a day.
10-Step Handling Exercises include:
- Rub ears
- Cover eyes
- Open mouth & rub fingers on gums
- Rub belly in circular motions
- Run hand down back
- Touch all paws
- Tap nails
- Run fingers around neck and under collar/ribbon
- Touch nose
- Touch & twist tail
Born: May 8, 2023
Go-Home Date: July 3, 2023
1 female | 2 males
male, tri-colored parti, 4.32 lbs, blue ribbon
at/a KyKy B/B D/D E/e Sp/Sp, clear of CDDY/CDPA
female, Tri-colored merle parti, 3.98 lbs, pink ribbon
at/a Ky/Ky B/b D/D E/e S/Sp M/m, clear of CDDY/CDPA
male, Tri-colored merle, 5.02 lbs, green ribbon
at/at Ky/Ky B/B D/D EM/e S/Sp M/m, 1 copy of CDDY/ clear of CDPA